West of Scarborough, Old Milford Road was the main thoroughfare through the southwest before the construction of the highway, which it connects to opposite the Lowlands shopping mall. Now little more than a backroad, Old Milford cuts a winding and scenic route along the coast, with lovely views of the wind-whipped Atlantic peeking between the palms and houses, and salt spray crashing onto the tarmac thanks to the constant ocean breeze. Around halfway along, the venerable Shore Things offers meals and drinks, and some of the best craft available in Tobago.
There’s an “official” beach facility by the side of the road at Little Rockly Bay, which was used as a site for horse racing before the construction of Shirvan racetrack, but the ruggedness of the coastline, the strong undercurrents and murky waters mean it’s not a great place to swim. At low tide, the wide swathe of compacted yellow-brown sand makes for a fabulous beach walk, while the constant wind makes this one of Tobago’s top spots for kitesurfing and windsurfing. The most scenic part of the beach is adjacent to the Petit Trou car park, with its grove of swaying palm trees. Locals often park up here to eat lunch or just enjoy the breeze.